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Big Piney Ranger District Gives Out Free Firewood

July 2, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Bridger-Teton National Forest’s Big Piney Ranger District is giving out free-use firewood permits for Middle Piney Lake starting July 7. Last year’s avalanche deposited so many trees in the lake it’s keeping the water from flowing freely. Firewood collectors are limited to four cords and can get permits at the Big Piney District Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Bridger-Teton National Forest Builds North Piney Bridge

June 20, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Wyoming contractors have been approved to build a temporary bridge on North Piney Creek on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Large vehicles and trailers will be able to cross North Piney Creek for the first time since 2012. The ranger district expects to have the temporary bridge ready early this summer and the National Forest is hoping to raise enough money to pay for a permanent bridge by 2017

Pole Creek Fire

June 13, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

Rangers have ordered road and campground closures because of a fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Pole Creek fire area started as a prescribed burn but 50-mile-an-hour winds spread embers and turned the burn into a wildfire. For specific closure details, call  (307) 828-5100 or visitwww.tetonfires.com

Impassable Roads

June 11, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

 Rangers say roads are impassable in parts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Big Piney Ranger District is reporting washouts due to warming temperatures. Travelers to the area are urged to proceed with caution.

For more information, contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-3375.

Bridger-Teton Plans Prescribed Burn

June 2, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning to burn in the Cottonwood area in the next couple weeks. The Cottonwood II prescribed burn is about 20 miles west of Daniel, WY in the Big Piney Ranger District and is just over 1,000 acres. Fire managers are beginning this week and may continue through mid-June depending on the weather

Avalanche Center Stopped Advisories Sunday

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is shifting into offseason mode and isn’t giving daily advisories any more. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the center will continue to track avalanche, weather and snow data. The last on the tracked was the wet slab triggered Ferry Peak avalanche east of Alpine Junction

Public Meeting Being Held for Lower Palmer Prescribed Fire

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest and Teton Interagency Fire staff is hosting an open house tomorrow at the Hoback Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the plan for the Hoback Fuels Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News and Guide says fire managers are reviewing maps and goals for the Lower Palmer fire in the Teton County Wildfire Protection Plan. They will be burning live and dead vegetation to protect people, property and natural resources

Jackson Hole Visitor Center Closing

The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is closing Friday April 18 through Monday April 21 as construction crews finish their project. Construction began early March and crews are adding 300 square feet to the lower floor to help with the flow of visitors. Visitor services are still available during construction at places like the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Bridger-Teton National forest Supervisor’s Office

Bridger-Teton National Forest Projects Up for Public Comment

April 8, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning several recreation projects this summer and is inviting the community to make comments and learn more. There are five specific projects including: restoring campgrounds, repairing Snake River boat ramps and prohibiting shooting in a part of the park. People can call the Jackson Ranger District to comment and get more info at 307-739-5400

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

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    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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